Wednesday, December 2, 2015

My Latest Experience With an Obnoxious Conservative

I do a lot of complaining about how obnoxious liberals are. But the truth is that conservatives can be just as bad, and it isn’t any prettier when we are.

For example, my company published an article yesterday that had all of my liberal coworkers freaking out.

And I can’t really blame them for it.

The piece began by rightfully deriding Warren Buffett for being a big, fat hypocrite on tax policy, since he touts raising taxes but pays very little himself. But then, in the most unintelligible comparison ever, it went into defending Tiger Woods’ cheating habits.

If you’re confused, you’re not alone.

If the author had just left it at a single mention, it might not have been so offensive. Instead, he went on to tell men they couldn’t judge Woods because they’ve never been rich and famous with women throwing themselves at them. As for any female readers, he told them to pipe down too, since he’s never met a woman who could resist a plate of chocolate chip cookies.

I. Kid. You. Not.

I have no problem with generalizing women as liking the tasty treat. It’s more that eating cookies and cheating on one’s spouse is even less comparable than Warren Buffett and Tiger Woods. Meaning that we can chalk this author up to being both obnoxious and stupid.

And for what? I mean, seriously… Why?

Admittedly, some people are naturally unpleasant. Everyone has their personality flaws, and for some, it’s being a jerk. For others, it’s a tendency to gossip, lie or cheat.

But I think, more often than not, people develop obnoxious tendencies as a defense mechanism against other people who have been jerks to them.

For example, liberals feel judged by conservatives and end up lashing out as a means of justifying themselves. This goes on until conservatives sound like the minority and get snippy right back, offending the liberals, who retaliate by offending conservatives, who retaliate by…

It’s a vicious cycle.

It’s also obnoxious, not to mention ultimately worthless. It accomplishes nothing.

So stand up for your beliefs. Tell it how it is, and call out Warren Buffett for being a hypocrite.

Just do it with some dignity. Otherwise, conservative or liberal, you’re only harming yourselves.

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